Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting that left another teen seriously injured.
The incident took place a short distance from a fatal shooting last fall, and just a mile from where a 19-year-old was fatally shot last month.
Police say Tevin Troy Mayweather was taken into custody Sunday and charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Investigators say he lives in the same neighborhood, Berkshire, where the shooting took place.
The shooting was reported shortly before 3 p.m. in the 8500 block of Lawyers Road, at the entrance to the Berkshire neighborhood. That is between Albemarle and Margaret Wallace roads.
Police say the suspect and the victim knew one another. When officers arrived, they found young people trying to revive the victim, whose name has not been released. With help from witnesses, police went to Mayweather’s residence on Glenmont Drive, in the Berkshire community, and took him into custody.
There is no word on the motive for the shooting.
Arrest records show Mayweather has been charged in four previous cases -- each involving breaking and entering, or larceny -- over the last two years.
On New Years Day, police say 19-year-old Benjamin McDaniel and another man were shot in the 8400 block of Goldfields Drive, off Albemarle Road, about a mile from the scene of Sunday’s shooting. McDaniel died. Dontae Torrence, also 19, was charged with murder in that case.
And last Sept. 22, a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the 8600 block of Lawyers Road, about 100 yards from the site of Sunday’s shooting. Police say that shooting was drug-related.
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